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  • Much Ado about Magic

  • By: Patricia Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Much Ado About Magic is the delightful tale of a painting that takes on a life of its own. Because Lady Lucinda Pembroke’s paintings have a reputation for being prophetic, her picture of a handsome man laughing as a ship sinks causes widespread gossip. Londoners are sure it must be Sir Trevelyan Rochester, gloating as his wealthy cousin drowns. As Lucinda tries to repair his reputation, she creates a mutual desire as colorful as her brushstrokes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very entertaining and enjoyable historical romp.

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-21-12

Annoying narrator saliva and swallowing noises

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I’m sure the story is fine, but I can’t stand the sound of swallowing or lips smacking or saliva noises. I usually love Simon Prebble but this recording needs to have the annoying mouth noises edited out.

  • Fat Tuesday

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 488

A cop with nothing left to lose, Burke Basile is out to get revenge. Corrupt lawyer Pinkie Duvall has cost him his best friend’s life and his job. Kidnapping Pinkie Duvall’s trophy wife seems the perfect way to get even. There’s just one problem. He doesn’t foresee the electric attraction he’ll feel for this lonely, desperate woman from New Orleans. Sandra Brown’s flair for concocting just the right blend of passion and mystery has made her one of America’s most popular writers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Mystery than a Romance

  • By bluebelle on 05-15-12

Action With Just the Right Bit of Romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

I like a good romance as much as the next lonely house wife, but sometimes it’s nice to have a plot with some good intrigue and suspense as the main dish,with the right dab of the mushy-fall- in-love as a garnish.

  • Mystique

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

This spectacular romantic novel unveils a tantalizing tale of a legendary knight, a headstrong lady, and a quest for an ancient crystal. To find the mystical Stone of Scarcliffe, Sir Hugh needs the assistance of Lady Alice of Lingwood, a flame-haired beauty with a dazzling intellect. Together, Hugh and Alice begin a dangerous adventure that brings them more than they expect: murder, deception, and the possibility of lasting love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book of all time

  • By gwennieg on 03-25-15

Saliva Sounds

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-17

The story is fine, but you can hear the narrator's breathing and the sounds of her saliva and smacking lip sounds. I can't stand those sounds. It drives me nuts and it is super distracting from the story.

  • The King's Hounds

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  • By: Martin Jensen, Tara Chace - translator
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

The year is 1018 and the war with England is finally over, but the unified kingdom ruled by Cnut of Denmark is far from peaceful. Halfdan has lost everything to the war but his sense of humor. Once a proud nobleman, now he wanders the country aimlessly powered only by his considerable charm and some petty theft. When he finds an unlikely ally in Winston, a bookish former monk, the two set out together for Oxford, the seat of the new king.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting mystery and promising new series

  • By Thomas More on 01-05-14

Suspense. Mystery. Humor. History.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-15

What is not to like? It is an interesting and entertaining view of the time period.

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